Yacht Controller Dual Band Series Review

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DK4apliMjaA[/youtube] For many years we have installed hardwired remotes on boats such as Glendinning’s hand-held unit. They usually come with at least 15’ of cable that you plug into an outlet that is hardwired to the engine room transmitter. Most times we installed an outlet on the flybridge and one in the aft deck so the boater could use the remote at the stern as he pulls into the slip and then scoot down to the aft deck to help grab lines as he continued to steer the boat. The system is reliable and many people (including our clients) still use it today, but there are some drawbacks: Labor cost to run those wires and install the plugs The remote itself is very large and cumbersome requiring two hands to operate Limited by the length of the cord Necessity for a large cabinet to store the remote and long cable The Yacht Controller concept is simple, take the good of the remote and eliminate the drawbacks. The result is an outstanding wireless unit the size of a cell phone and powerful enough to control your engine throttle, bow & stern thrusters and even your windlass. Installation is only a few hours and can be retrofitted to ANY boat with OR without electronic engine controls. No wires to run anywhere. The remote is intuitive, fits comfortably in your hands and can be easily operated by one hand freeing the other to grab a line, a fender…or a handrail!!!! You can walk freely around or off the boat for quite a distance (I can attest to this) It stores just about anywhere- it’s the size of a cell phone! Additional benefits as tested by us and reported by our member users: Saves relationships: No need to yell “boat-to-wall” distances to your friends and family or to stress out because of a tough current. You are free to stand where you need to be. Saves anchorages: In a pinch you can actually jump in the shoreboat and fiddle with the boat and windlass controls while you fiddle with the anchor or hook onto that mooring. You should have someone at the helm of course and I should note that I don’t think the company recommends this…so disclaimer, disclaimer. Saves money: Aside from the obvious installation savings, The Yacht Controller system reduces the throttle so that you can move the boat easier, without all the jerking around of the “pump the throttle” system. Save money by not “pumping” your boat into the sea wall. Don’t believe us see testimonial videos by real boaters who use Yacht Controller Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show Announcement: For the 2010 boat show Yacht controller is proud to showcase their new and improved Dual Band controller. This brand new unit simultaneously transmits on two frequencies thereby completely eliminating any possibility of signal interruption. The security of the system with its 5 microprocessors and 10 relays ensures a command reliability greater than the actual wired controls to the ships on-board microprocessor, yet this plug and play system is easy to install and extremely user friendly. Yacht Controller Dual Band Highlights: Watertight connections and corresponding gaskets equipped with proprietary silicone membrane switches developed by Porsche Design Unique control heads Individual microprocessors for each function with back-up relays ensure redundancy for safety and security working via CANBUS system Acoustical alarm and take command function replicate original control functions for safety and...




Yacht Thruster – bow and stern thruster

[youtube]8nESxacw7qk[/youtube] Yacht Thruster is an externally mounted bow and stern thruster solution for yachts and sail boats 20 feet to 65 feet Did you ever dock your boat alone in windy conditions? Maintain your position while waiting for bridge clearance? Did you have to do it without bow/stern thrusters? If so we solute you, but boating should be about fun not nerve-racking, finger biting, gray hair inducing (get the picture) moments! Introducing Yacht thruster a German Quality and Swiss precision thruster that is designed to provide almost triple the operation run time of a comparative electrical thruster system. Roughly 25 minutes of run time in a single hour to be exact. Key Advantages: Easy and fast to install like a thru-hull fitting No fiberglass lamination required Minimal space required in boat interior Long run time due to water cooling Minimal noise due to precision machinery and external mounting Maintenance free – require no maintenance other than normal bottom paint 3 years of full guarantee The Thruster is made out of a single block of aluminum that is milled into shape – translate to safer, stronger, and more durable Q: How much does the EXTURN bow and stern thruster slow my boat down? A: When positioned correctly, Yacht Thruster has minimal effects on your boat speed. In fact it slows the boat less than a conventional bow thrusters with transverse tunnel inside the hull, because the current doesn’t stall directly along the hull and generates less turbulence. Within a testing environment, depending on the positioning, the loss of speed differs between 0.1 and 0.2 knots at a reference speed of 9 knots, which is comparable to a folding propeller. On motorboats (glider, half glider), when correctly positioned as bow thruster, the Yacht Thruster is located outside the water during drive and therefore doesn’t slow at all. Simplex: for bow and stern installation on sailing and motor boat Duplex: two thrusters could be mounted together in one unite Compact-Stern: for stern installation on boats Installation is simple … [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlD42SCfCMw[/youtube] Yacht Thruster is easy to install and usually takes only about 1-2 hours for the thruster itself (without cable connections). It is necessary to drill a hole of 2 in diameter through the hull for the threaded bolt which is a hollow sealed shaft and contains the cables. The mounting kit is provided with bolts and pressure-tight sealings. Once the cable has is laid inside the boat and the control panel is attached and fastened the installation is complete. To ensure the complete sealing the mounting bolt comes with a pressure-tight sealing system which closes the drill hole completely. The system is certified by Technical University Munich, and when installed correctly could function for more than 15 years. Yacht Thruster & Yacht Controller: Yacht Thruster is brought to you by Yacht Controller the dual band remote control that will control your engines and thruster motions as you walk around the boat freely. If you really want to spoil yourself this cruising season ask us about the Yacht Controller and Thruster package. Both system work incredibly well together. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYHcBfqkxRQ[/youtube] How much and how do I get one? Easy, call 954.557.5974 | send us an email to sales(at)lucidyacht(dot)com | or leave us a message below Tell us your boat model and what thruster configuration you would like, and we’ll get you the special Lucid pricing. So what are you waiting...




SuRi megayacht refit project

[vimeo]38191853[/vimeo] The incredible story of SuRi a 173′ megayacht that got a mid-body extension of more than 30 feet. Why wait for a new build when you can extend your existing boat to 206′ long?! If you don’t have the patience to wait for a new build, but still want a customize yacht?! Now is an excellent time to start a refit project… Brokerage boats prices are at an all time low, if you know where to look (we could help), and refit yards are hungry for work (we could also help here) so contact us if you are interested to learn more. SuRi is one of many unique refit projects currently taking place around the globe, let you imagination run wild the owners of SuRi did… The commentary on the video is by Boris Kirilloff N.A. of Kirilloff & Associates the Naval Architect responsible for this refit project. His firm are world renowned in the design, engineering, and project management of Yacht Escort Ships, Shadow Boats, Sportfishing “Mother Ships”, Yachts, Passenger Vessels, Casino Vessels/Platforms, Cruise Ships, and various other specialized commercial vessels and platforms and military craft. Exterior styling was provided by JOSEPH ARTESE DESIGN a highly creative design office, based in Seattle. here are some of his design notes… SuRi was to accompany her owner’s larger yacht to carry and garage the helicopter, smaller boats and water toys. You can do just so much with simple cosmetics. To my thinking, the most disturbing feature of these shadow type conversions to date had been the ungainly appearance of the new helicopter pad and hanger on deck, “rather like a huge bread box on a barge”. My desire was to transform this vessel’s appearance from a work boat to a well proportioned Yacht. To do so meant that I had to “visually” lower the height of the hangar, but since we needed all 16’ for the bird, I Instead, raised the freeboard or bulwarks along the entire length of the hangar by 6’. This brought things into a better proportion and allowed me to design windows in the sides of the hangar that looked more like large windows in a dining room or saloon. The only problem with this scheme was that adding all that steel to both sides of the boat might be hard to sell. But by designating this “extra volume” as much needed stowage and locker space accessible from inside the hangar, the concept flew. This technique of disguising the ugly height of the helo hangars by raising the relative height of the freeboard will likely become a standard on future conversions. We know of several unique boats that are ready for a refit (from simple cosmetics to a complete remake) at excellent prices. In addition we have a close relationship with several yards, designers, and Naval Architects who are eager to showcase their skills. For more information leave a comment below or send us an email to...